Kirkby Fleetham 

with Fencotes

Parish Council

The Parish includes the villages of Kirkby Fleetham, Great Fencote and Little Fencote.



On this site you will find information about the villages, council information, what's on , groups, societies and businesses.

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InfoNet KFF is fully supported by the Parish Council and is a new community information service, whereby subscribers will link in to an email messaging service to

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Register by completing the box above. For safeguarding purposes, you will receive an email requesting you to click an email link in reply.

Neighbourhood Watch Scheme

Our communities rely more than ever on a close relationship between the public and the police. Neighbourhood Watch works hard to share messages to help keep us safe.

Gary Jones, our NHW Co-Ordinator has registered the Parish with the National scheme. To register to receive information about a variety of community alert  messages, click the link below and enter your postcode


Once registered, you will automatically receive community alert messages from Neighbourhood Watch. You can also revise and add to the range of messages receive, to include:

  • Fire &Rescue Services

  • Neighbourhood Watch

  • Office of the Police Crime Commissioner

  • SGN (Gas Emergency Service)

  • The Police

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Emergency Flooding Information - Hambleton DC

In the light of the weather forecast this weekend and the increased risk of flooding, we wish to highlight the sandbag service we offer.

All information is available on our website:   www.hambleton.gov.uk/flooding/site/index.php

Residents and Parish Councils wishing to collect sandbags can do so from the following locations:

Bedale Leisure Centre - located in the shed at the car park entrance

Northallerton Depot, Darlington Road - located at the vehicle entrance.

Please contact 01609 779977 listen to the recorded message and select sandbag option if you feel sandbag levels are running low or you feel you are in an emergency flooding situation.

Kirkby Fleetham with Fencotes Parish Council Vacancy for Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer

Kirkby Fleetham with Fencotes Parish Council is an active Council that seeks a highly motivated, enthusiastic person to take on the post of Clerk to the Council and Responsible Financial Officer.

The post is part time, approximately 20 hours per month. Working mainly from home, the hours of work are flexible except for attendance at meetings.

Salary in accordance with National Joint Council recommendations; pay scale LC1, points 7 to 17, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Must be IT literate, able to use the Microsoft Office suit. Must be able to store Council office equipment and files at your home address and be available to attend Council meetings, which are held on the 3rd Thursday evening of every month except August and December in Kirkby Fleetham Village Hall.

Duties will include: acting as advisor to the Council which involves learning the relevant parish legislation, preparation of the agenda, minute taking, compilation of correspondence and filing, in addition to being the Responsible Financial Officer to the Council. In addition, the Clerk is responsible for the management and administration of Kirkby Fleetham with Fencotes Burial Ground.

Prior relevant experience is an advantage but training in all aspects of local government administration will be provided which could possibly lead to the Certificate in Local Council Administration.

The application form, job description and personal specification are available from: The Clerk,Mrs Christine Mitton,Kirkby Fleetham with Fencotes Parish Council, Email: mittonfen14@gmail.com

Closing date for applications: 9th March 2020

Community Funding Opportunity

The recent approval of the solar farm at South Lowfield Farm provides a one off opportunity to access funding for community projects.

Hambleton District Council approved the solar installation application last year and planning for the solar farm off Lowfield Lane is now at an advanced stage.

The developers, Lightsource bp, will make a Community Benefit Payment to the Parish Council of £1,000 for each Megawatt of installed capacity for a project which benefits residents in our area. Payment is calculated according to the capacity generated by the solar installation which will link into the local distribution network.


The Kirkby Fleetham installation will have a 50 Megawatts output power capacity so the payment could be up to £50,000. The final amount will be decided once construction is complete and funding will be released once electricity has been generated.

Local residents, clubs and organisations are invited to apply for funding by putting forward project ideas. They should include indicative costs and be of direct benefit to the community. The deadline for submitting applications to the Parish Council is May 11, 2020. The Parish Council will then consider the proposals and agree which bids should go forward onto the shortlist, after which they can be developed further.

Send proposals either electronically or in writing to the Parish Clerk: Mrs C Mitton, Rose Cottage, Great Fencote, DL7 0RX or mittonfen14@gmail.com.


Written submissions can also be made by posting them in the Village Hall post box; addressed ‘For Attention of – Parish Clerk’.

Reginald Arthur (Reg) Soar 1928-2020

Reg served on the Parish Council for many years, including as Chair. He also acted as Flag-master, managing the village flagpole. He assisted in placing a time capsule at the base of the flagpole in its current position outside the hall in 2000, and helped for some years on the Feast Committee.

Reg was born in Nottinghamshire and came with his wife, Joyce, to live in Kirkby Fleetham around 1976. In recent years as his mobility became difficult, he attended lunches and events in the village hall.

After 42 years in Fleetham, ill health caused him to move to Mount Vale care home in Northallerton where he died peacefully on Jan19. Reg was a kind and friendly gentleman and will be missed in our community.

Parents be Aware

Community police officers have informed the Parish Council that the current widespread use of Nitrous Oxide as a so called “legal high” recreational drug, has reached our area.

Evidence has been found of its use on several occasions close to Fleetham. Nitrous oxide is a gas, used for dental anaesthesia, sometimes called “laughing gas” and also used domestically as the propellant in whipped cream making machines. For this purpose it comes in 2 inch long heavy metal canisters, bright pink or other colours, in boxes of about six.

The gas can be obtained from these and inhaled. There are dangers to health from this practice especially for young people. It is illegal for anyone under 18 to buy the gas canisters. Please report any suspicious activity or Nitrous Oxide associated litter to our local police who are aware of this issue and are patrolling the area.

Additional Flying RAF Leeming

There will be increased aircraft movement for an exercise taking place from RAF Leeming from 13 February to 14 March 2020. The Station will be hosting various aircraft including jets throughout that period. Low flying for short periods may be necessary, along with some exercising at night. The Station understand their responsibility as good neighbours to inform the local community of such events that are additional to our normal flying activities and every effort will be made to keep disturbance to a minimum.

Baby & Toddler Group, Kirkby Fleetham School

Everyone is very welcome to come along and join us for baby and toddler play. Starting on Thursday 7th November, every Thursday from 9.30am - 11 am. The playground will also be open for community use from 9.30 - 10.15am every Thursday.

Contact kfadmin@eckf.dalesmat.org or 01609 748431 for more information.

Forthcoming mergers of the five CCGs across County Durham and Tees Valley into two closely linked CCGs, with effect from 1 April 2020.

Click the link for further information

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